Hen Parties

The Clay Studio has become popular for hen parties. Why not theme a hen party, dress up for the occasion and paint pottery to suit? You are able to choose from our extensive range of unpainted pottery or, alternatively, you can all paint the same item, e.g. a dinner plate, with pictures of each other or to represent a theme. For parties of ten or more you will have exclusive use of our Beach Room. For Beach Room bookings there is a minimum total expenditure of £140 for Studio Fee and bisque pottery. Our fully-trained The Clay Studio staff will help to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us.

The cost is a £4.50 Studio Fee per painter and then the price of whatever items you choose to paint. We have a range of around 400 different pieces with prices from £7.50 to £55. You may paint as many items as you wish during your party.

We can provide snacks as well as hot & cold beverages. We also have a range of wines, beers and cider to help fire your imagination!

For groups of ten or more we can provide a buffet menu. Download buffet menu 

"4 of us visited as a fun, creative and chilled out way to start off a hen do. We were immediately welcomed and informed of how the cafe worked and invited to look at all the pieces we could paint. There were so many options! Once we settled down with our choices, a staff member came over to explain how to paint the pieces. We then had a lovely relaxed afternoon of painting, chatting, eating cake and drinking lovely teas and coffees. The atmosphere in the cafe is very peaceful and it felt like we were welcome to stay as long as we wanted. We are all excited to pick up our pieces in the next few days and thinking about when we can go again to paint our next masterpieces!"

Hen Party review on TripAdvisor, August 2019

"My trip to The Clay Studio was a surprise for my hen party and it was a wonderful afternoon made even better by the brilliant staff. 9 of us painted in the room downstairs which was decorated with banners and balloons. Bubbles and nibbles were provided as part of the package. I love painting pottery and it was such a great venue - relaxed and friendly. My piece came out brilliantly. All my friends have a keepsake from the weekend and I also received a beautifully painted plate with my friends' names signed around the edge and a cute hen painted by the studio in the centre - a wonderful additional touch. I would recommend the studio to anyone. Especially for any crafty hens!"

Hen Party review on TripAdvisor November 2015

"Had an amazing time here for my hen doo, would highly recommend The Clay Studio."

Hen Party review on Facebook, April 2016

Your pottery will be ready, glazed and fired within one week ready for collection or we can arrange delivery to you.

The Clay Studio is excellent as part of a hen party weekend in Bournemouth and Christchurch. Combine your hen party with the clubs and restaurants of Bournemouth or Christchurch. One thing about pottery painting is that you are sure to remember your time with us as you will always have your painted pottery.

For more information, e-mail parties@makingtime.co.uk or call 01202 475000. We will require a £140 deposit to confirm the party booking for groups of ten or more.